Monica Beam, PhD, is Senior Principal, Science and Technology at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments. She is responsible for providing scientific and technical expertise and industry insights to support the company’s real estate operations, business development, and thought leadership initiatives and relationship building across Alexandria’s Bay Area and Seattle clusters. In addition, she is responsible for strategic venture and limited partner investments and tenant underwriting. She previously earned a PhD and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Beam’s research and publications were focused on the fields of protein misfolding, neurodegenerative disease, biochemistry and florescence based imaging techniques.